Cristian Cercel is a postdoctoral researcher with the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr University Bochum. Originally from Romania, Cristian has a BA in European Studies (University of Bucharest), an MA in Nationalism Studies (Central European University, Budapest) and, since September 2012, a PhD in International Affairs (Durham University). He previously held postdoctoral fellowships at New Europe College (Bucharest), Swansea University, and the Centre for Advanced Study (Sofia). He is list editor and review editor of H-Nationalism. He is also active as a translator from German, Italian, and English into Romanian.